There is no shortage of documentation regarding the conception, creation, artistry, and cultural impact of the Star Wars movies -- and that's a good thing indeed. A franchise as impactful and beloved (and controversial) as this one deserves its fair share of books, debates, featurettes, and documentary films -- and I'm sure there are more to come.
But what of the more tangential aspects of the Star Wars universe? I bet someone could make a fine documentary about the brief but powerful cultural crater delivered by the Star Wars TOYS! Don't believe me? Think I'm nuts? Fine, but coming from a guy who used to own at least 50 UNIQUE action figures from the years between 1978 and 1984 ... I cannot wait to see Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys. Here's a quick teaser:
You can read a little more about this obviously fan-friendly project over at Geek Trooper (plus they get a twitter plug for being helpful), and you could also give the filmmakers a hand by checking out their Kickstarter page. (Check out their t-shirt designs!) Right now it looks like the film will be available in August of this year. And a round of geeky kudos to director Brian Stillman for thinking of this doco idea before I did. Seriously, I used to worship at the altar of Kenner!